Monday, August 15, 2016

It's not over yet

This week marks the first day of school for most of the kids in our town.  At least once a day I hear the words, "The summer went so fast."

Since it's just me and Dan these days, and our jobs are on the same schedule year round, the beginning of school doesn't mean much of a change for us.  Except that our street gets kind of busy in the mornings and mid afternoon, given that we live a block from the high school.

So when I hear, "the summer went so fast," I'm inclined to think to myself -- but it's not over yet!  

I haven't grown tired of watering the garden.  Water aerobics classes will be held outdoors for another couple of weeks.  I haven't made it through my summer reading list yet.  And as bad as I feel for the kids who have to go back to school so ridiculously early -- my summer is still going!

Over the weekend, I gathered up some cucumbers from a friend's garden (mine got pushed out by the zucchini) and whipped up some refrigerator pickles.

I cut some in slices and some in spears.

I love the colors purple and green together.

I'm not crazy about pickles, but Dan is. And I'm glad he is, because it was a lot of fun throwing these together.

 And they turned out kind of pretty.

Are you still having fun with summer?


Patti Gardner said...

Ooh, yes, those pickles do look pretty. Good for you for making some. I've never tried my hand at making pickles. My grandma used to make bread & butter pickles every year. They were fantastic. Sadly, her recipe died with her, as it wasn't written down.

I am still enjoying summer, but I'm starting to get very excited for fall. It's my favorite season, and every year about this time, I'm ready to welcome it in.

Have a great day,

Linda Hoye said...

They look delicious! I'm not ready for summer to end but I am seeing signs of the season changing in the garden and elsewhere. I'm learning to embrace the change more as I grow older it seems.

Made the tomato pie recipe you posted last year for supper last night. Yummo! Still as delicious as it was last year when I made it!

Keira said...

I guess it's true when people say that summer passed quickly, but I have to be optimistic and get ready for next season. We have to enjoy the remaining summer yet!

Melinda said...

I have made Mr.Ken two batches this summer! He loves them.

We are but in a Melinda is back at school kinda way.

M :)

Melanie said...

Hi Karen - I'm still loving summer and hanging on until the last possible moment, too! Though, of course, I don't live in an area where others have been experiencing heat indexes over 100 either. Your refrigerator pickles look yummy. I don't eat pickles for a snack or anything, but I do like them with a sandwich.

Mari said...

Those pickles look so pretty and so good!
It still feels like summer here. It's very hot, plus school doesn't start till after Labor Day.

Mary Ann said...

Oh yes still having fun. I am headed to Seattle,Wa from North Dakota by Amtrak train.Love riding the relaxing. Scenery is gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of summer.